Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
So many favors
December 16, 2012I have received so many favors through St Josemaria’s intercession that I can only give him infinite thanks. I have been praying his prayer for 29 years now, he is so close to Jesus, and I thank him a thousand times over for hearing my prayers.
On the point of giving birth
November 29, 2012My baby was due between January 18 and January 25, according to the doctors. We had several false alarms but, ten days early, I realized at work that something was happening. When I got home we went to the hospital, thinking it would turn out to be another false alarm, because the midwife had told us the week before that there was still some time to go and we shouldn’t worry. But this time, the baby really was on its way. I couldn’t go into surgery because they had a lot going on just at that point. While I waited in the ward with my mother, I took out the prayer-card of St Josemaria to pray that everything would go well, and I realized it was January 9 – the date of St Josemaria’s birth! Thank God, through his intercession, the baby was born without any problems.
The best moment for you
November 29, 2012My father, who was a devotee of St. Josemaria, died in January this year. I had just given birth to my second daughter, and I was absolutely devastated by his death. A month after he died I began wanting to know more about who St. Josemaria was and what Opus Dei is. When I was looking for information I found the prayer of the Novena for Work and decided to do it, because I only had a temporary job and I needed a permanent job for our peace of mind at home. I said the prayer every day for five months, and got a job interview in August. The interview process went very well. I was convinced I’d get the job, but in the end they didn’t take me on. I felt very down, and thought it had all been for nothing. However, something inside me said I ought to keep on praying with a lot of faith and my prayers would be heard. And indeed, just when my temporary contract was about to end, I got another job opportunity as a social worker with an international organization. I am very happy and I thank God for it, and St. Josemaria for interceding for me and helping me in that need. So I say to all the people that I tell this happy story to: St. Josemaria does listen, and he helps you at the moment that’s best for you.
I found it by chance on the internet
J. K. E., Chile
November 29, 2012Three years ago I had serious money difficulties because I’d started up a business that wasn’t doing well. One day I was on the web looking for alternatives. Just by chance I found a video of St Josemaria. When I watched it his words, and the advice he gave, touched me so deeply that I felt in my heart the need to beg him for help.
My son got a job
November 21, 2012Thanks to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary, through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, for the favour of helping my son to get a job. I am hoping that he will help my other son to find employment very soon.
My son changed his behavior
November 17, 2012Saint Josemaria helped my son when he was going round with a bad set of friends. He began taking drugs and had a girlfriend who was doing him a lot of harm and getting him to follow in her own bad footsteps. Then I prayed through Saint Josemaria’s intercession: “You are a pastor, shepherd and guide: help my son!” Little by little my son has dropped his bad friends and improved his way of life. He has even told me that he can see that I’ve been praying for him and that God has heard me, because he is determined to turn his back on the life he had been living.
Balancing the books
V. E. R. G., Costa Rica
November 13, 2012I was working on my accounts at home and had trying for several days to balance the books. Every time I checked the figures they failed to balance. Today, conscious that it was time to get them finished, I took a prayer-card of Saint Josemaria and began working more enthusiastically. I knew I would get them done today, and I did: the figures just seemed to fall into place of their own accord, and I am grateful to Saint Josemaria for his help in being able to finish my work properly.
A test of faith
A. D., Uruguay
November 12, 2012I run a little IT business which provides services for a company that employs about 500 people. The weekend of October 7 their whole history changed, because there was a terrible fire that destroyed all their equipment, and with it, information valued at 25 million dollars. The only hope that remained was one piece of equipment which had not been touched by the flames, but as it had been subjected to excessive heat the experts said that everything was lost.
My mother was cured
November 10, 2012I am writing to give thanks for a favor which I think is a miracle obtained through St Josemaria’s intercession. In February my mother, 87, had an operation to place a stent in her heart. A few days afterwards, having an unusual symptom, she went back to the hospital. The various tests they did showed that everything was fine. The last test was an endoscopy of the digestive tract. When that had been completed and we were just waiting for the local anesthetic to wear off so that we could take her home, my mother began to experience severe pain, and after a scan she was taken into intensive care. The endoscopy had perforated her esophagus. We were told that it was very serious, because her whole thorax could become infected through the wound. Because of my mother’s age, and the medication she was taking to prevent blood clotting, and other problems, they could not operate. They could only treat her with antibiotics. Right from the start, my brothers and sisters and I, and many friends and acquaintances, were praying to St Josemaria, asking him for a miracle. Over the next two days the doctors tried to make out the exact size and position of the wound. They told us it was larger than they had thought at first, and that infection and death were inevitable, and imminent. Other doctors, friends of ours, whom we consulted, confirmed this diagnosis.
He changed my life
November 9, 2012I am writing from Peru to say how St. Josemaria Escriva changed my life. It all started when a priest at church gave me a medal of St. Josemaria. I have worn it ever since. That was six years ago. St. Josemaria has always helped me. When I have prayed for his intercession he has been there for me. Because of him I have grown spiritually and, thank God, in spite of being quite young I have not been carried away by the things of this world.
Two family favors
November 8, 2012Recently, St Josemaria has granted two favors to my family. The first is that a week ago my sister, after trying several times unsuccessfully, managed to rent a new apartment in the town where she works. Two weeks before that, one of my brothers found a satisfactory child-minder for his children. I am convinced that both of these arrangements worked out thanks to St Josemaria’s help.
Strength and the will to go forward
November 7, 2012I have had a friend for eighteen years whom I love like a brother. Recently he got acute pancreatitis and this was complicated by the kidney transplant he had seven years ago. His situation was poor and I feared for his life, because this was the second time he had been in danger of death. He had resigned himself to leaving this life. I was alarmed to find him so fatalistic, and that he was being overcome by depression and not caring about his family (he has two small daughters). When I went to see him in hospital I found him asleep, so I started praying to Saint Josemaria to intercede for him, and give him strength and the will to go forward. I asked Saint Josemaria to take away from him the idea that he would be better off dead, and above all restore his health.
At hard times
M. A., Spain
November 6, 2012I want to thank St Josemaria for not abandoning my daughter during her long and difficult path to find a job. It seemed like everything was going wrong but I knew that St Josemaria was there with her. In the end everything worked out and she has been able to take up her place. Every day I prayed the novena and now I keep praying it daily for those who don’t have a job and for the employers who can provide jobs. I also pray for employees and officials to do their work with love as St Josemaria says. Thank you, St Josemaria, for being there for us at the hard times in life.
I want to tell about a favor from St Josemaria
M. A. Z., Argentina
November 5, 2012At the end of May I gave up my job to look for one where I could specialize as a psychologist and at the same time earn my living. The first days of June I started looking, and sending my resume to very many places. I got no results, and it was getting towards the end of the month. I began to pray to Saint Josemaria to take charge, because it was the month of his feast-day and as the day was getting close, he had to help me. Then on June 25 I had an interview in the afternoon and on June 26 I had three interviews on the same day. By the end of that week I had a job, specializing as a psychologist, and I didn’t have to leave a school where I’ve been teaching catechism for the past year. I am very grateful to St Josemaria for hearing my prayer and playing with me so obviously: it was June 26!
Sleep without pain
November 2, 2012I had had a severe pain in one knee for several months. The pain used to wake me up at night. I read the accounts written in a magazine of the numerous favors obtained through St. Josemaria’s intercession, so I looked at the picture of him and prayed that the pain would not stop me sleeping, and then started saying the prayer to St Josemaria every day for this intention. My knee was frequently painful, but not at night, so I could sleep uninterruptedly. I am convinced that this was due to St. Josemaria’s intercession, because additionally, I had to go on a long journey, and I had no trouble at all with my knee. Shortly after I got home, the problem developed into a crisis. As well as the medical treatment, I continued praying the prayer-card every day, and I have never had any problem sleeping.
List of Contents
- So many favors
- On the point of giving birth
- The best moment for you
- I found it by chance on the internet
- My son got a job
- My son changed his behavior
- Balancing the books
- A test of faith
- My mother was cured
- He changed my life
- Two family favors
- Strength and the will to go forward
- At hard times
- I want to tell about a favor from St Josemaria
- Sleep without pain
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